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  • Blog Post: Your Labor Day History Lesson

    This article was originally published on Labor Day in 2010. I can't remember what possessed me to write an abbreviated history of the national holiday's origin, other than a few (and highly tenuous) comparisons to BioShock. Honestly, the story has virtually nothing to do with video games, but... More
  • Blog Post: Get A History Lesson From This Informational Castlevania Video

    The latest video from the Did You Know Gaming YouTube channel breaks down the Castlevania series and its historical roots. You will learn about where its many monsters originate, Alucard's true name, what castles were referenced to create Dracula's assorted castles, and how film maker Hayao Miyazaki... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin's Creed Enters The Stone Age

    The Assassin's Creed series has already taken us to a host of interesting historical settings. However, instead of mining the last few centuries, we think that it's time to go further back in time...way back...way, way back. Too far back. Get a brief look at what Assassin's Creed might look... More
  • Blog Post: Awesome Flowchart Depicts Nintendo's Vast History

    As one of the oldest and most prolific developing and publishing companies in the industry, it’s a daunting task trying to catalog the density of Nintendo’s history. Graphic artist Vin Lauria took it upon himself to capture the extensive history that Nintendo is famous for in this detailed... More
  • Blog Post: Informational Video Details The History Of The Game Boy

    A new video from the group at Did You Know Gaming covers the history and legacy of the Game Boy. You can check out the video below, which details how the Game Boy was the first video game console played in space, why the screen has a green hue, and how the Game Boy Pocket was created as a gift for Nintendo... More
  • Blog Post: Japanese Trailer Shows Characters And Court Room For Upcoming Historical Phoenix Wright

    The next Phoenix Wright is going back in time, taking place in Japan's Meiji era, and a new Japanese trailer shows what the game will look like. A few details about the game were revealed last week, which you can read more about here . The game takes place some time between the years 1868 to 1912... More
  • Blog Post: The Strong Museum Acquires Over 25 Years Of Atari Coin-Op History

    The Strong Museum in Rochester, New York, home of the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, has announced the acquisition of a collection of Atari coin-operated video game history. The materials include artwork, schematics, corporate records, source code, and a variety of artifacts... More
  • Blog Post: New Assassin's Creed Game Won't Take Place In Japan

    Ubisoft's assassins sneak into guarded fortresses, drop down on their enemies, and silence them with their blades; they're practically ninjas. Even so, the next Assassin's Creed game won't take place in the Land of the Rising Sun. In a recent interview with Adweek , Ubisoft's managing... More
  • Blog Post: A Compressed History Of The Final Fantasy Series

    Few video game franchises have lasted as long, or endured as many entries, as the Final Fantasy brand. If you've only got 30 second to spare, here's a quick recap of the brand. RicePirate from the YouTube channel Lore in a Minute gives us a brief history of the Final Fantasy series in the following... More
  • Blog Post: Learn Sega's Entire History In A Minute

    Did you know that Sega was founded in 1940 as a slot machine company, or that Sonic the Hedgehog was designed to be a Mario killer? You do now. The historians at Lore in a Minute! put together this video, which quickly runs down Sega's history in under 60 seconds. More
  • Blog Post: Penny Arcade Offers Divine Wisdom About God Of War: Ascension

    No one is a flawless god killer. If you're playing through Sony's God of War: Ascension Multiplayer Beta right now you could probably use these tips from Penny Arcade. Sony teamed up with Penny Arcade to produce what they are calling The Book of Divine Wisdom, which is a bunch of tongue-in-cheek... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The Animated History Of Nintendo's Consoles

    Animators Anthony Veloso and Quentin Dron left out the Virtual Boy, but it doesn't mean their animated history of Nintendo isn't worth checking out. I particularly like the end with all of the Nintendo logos re-imagined using the logos of Nintendo's biggest franchises. [via Reddit ] More
  • Blog Post: The Book of Cain Unveils Diablo III’s World

    Blizzard Entertainment and Insight Editions just announced the release of Diablo III: Book of Cain, an illustrated chronicle of the origins and history of Diablo III’s demon-plagued world. Gamers excited to dive into Diablo III’s world of Sanctuary should check out the Book of Cain. This... More
  • Blog Post: Help Make a Video Game History Museum

    A non-profit charity dedicated to preserving, archiving, and documenting video game history, is working hard to preserve of video game heritage. The organization, appropriately titled The Videogame History Museum , has already collected over 25,000 pieces of video game memorabilia. Pieces of this collection... More
  • Blog Post: Red Faction: Armageddon’s Weapon Of Crass Destruction

    Last week we asked ourselves, which Volition game featured a rainbow farting unicorn? We came up empty handed. Finally, we know: It's Red Faction: Armageddon. YouTube sensation Freddy Wong put together a crazy video that featured a unicorn killing people with its rainbow farts . Wong gave credit... More
  • Blog Post: The History Of Red Faction

    To prep players for the release of Red Faction: Armageddon on June 7, THQ has released this video that looks back at the series history. How does Red Faction: Armageddon build off of the existing fiction? Find out below. More
  • Blog Post: Video Game Timeline Sums It All Up

    Tired of complicated, detailed written histories of your favorite hobby? Looking for the short, condensed visual version? The folks over at onlineeducation.com have you covered. They've put together an extensive but condensed timeline that traces the history of systems and major games from 1967 through... More
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